LONDON – British Muslims umbrella group issued a statement on Thursday, April 21, to congratulate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday.
“I wish Her Majesty a very happy 90th birthday,” Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain, said in a statement published on MCB website.
“In her long life, the Queen has witnessed and overseen dramatic, and I am sure positive, change in this country of ours.”
Dr Shafi praised the queen’s wise leadership which made a success story of the multi-faith country.
“Today, despite all of our challenges, Her Majesty’s United Kingdom is a dynamic, multicultural and multi-faith country,” Shafi added.
“We are in no doubt that Her Majesty’s guidance throughout her long reign has made the country the success story that it is today.”
The Muslim Council of Britain takes this occasion to congratulate Her Majesty and wishes her many more years of good health and happiness.
Along with MCB’s affiliates, Muslims around the country will be joining the rest of the country and the Commonwealth to celebrate the Queen’s birthday in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, the winner of The Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain, is expected to submit Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday cake on Thursday at Windsor Castle’s Guildhall.
Hussain, the first hijabi Muslim to win the BBC TV contest in November 2015, was asked by United Kingdom royal family to prepare the cake.
Hussain said she is going to make the Queen an orrange drizzle cake, instead of the traditional fruit cake.
She said the cake would be “very citrusy”.